HUGH CULVER

5 Books that Taught me How to Age Better

5 Books that Taught me How to Age Better

“What is a normal goal for a young person becomes a neurotic hindrance in old age.” Carl Jung It was July, we were hiking up to the third floor of my favorite bookstore, Powell’s City of Books in the old Pearl district of Portland. Picture a labyrinth of wall-to-wall...

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Planning Ahead and why You’re Screwed

Planning Ahead and why You’re Screwed

It’s that time of year again - the days are shorter, malls are full, power drills are on sale and your year is winding up. How are you feeling? Optimistic? Fearful? Regretful? Confused? Exhausted? I’m feeling all those emotions and then some - I want to turn a fresh...

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How I made $2.1 Million in sales by shutting up

How I made $2.1 Million in sales by shutting up

It was a life or death situation. I was flying to Copenhagen to pitch a new client and if I didn’t land the deal it could mean the death of our start-up. With two unprofitable seasons under our belt, flying mountain climbers and adventurers onto the Antarctic...

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11 more incorrectly used words that make you look bad

11 more incorrectly used words that make you look bad

I wrote a blog post recently all about incorrectly used words. I thought it would be a fun diversion—at best, titillation for the grammatically inclined. Readers loved it. Not only did they share it (a lot), they offered up more great suggestions. And so, dear reader,...

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The bizarre truth about willpower and keeping promises

The bizarre truth about willpower and keeping promises

In a research facility near Sydney, Australia, 2 dozen people sipped coffee and listened carefully to their instructions. They were about to commit to a new exercise routine. In fact, it was much bigger than that. The plan was for each person to commit to going to the...

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